Research Fellow Ref 3144

School:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for six months
Reference: 3144
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 22 January 2020
Closing date:  21 February 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected start date:  1 April 2020


Job description

Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Tom Baden (www.badenlab.org) to study prey capture behaviour in larval zebrafish. Both wild type and transgenic lines will be used to investigate the effect of different light conditions on prey (paramecia) detection and prey capture efficiency.

We are a very active research group located in the Neuroscience Centre, which also houses a number of other groups using imaging and electrophysiology to study neural circuits involved in sensory processing (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexneuroscience/). The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming 8th in the REF 2014.

Applicants must have research experience in experimental neuroscience. Background in visual ecology and behaviour experiments would be a distinct advantage, as well as experience in zebrafish handling, behaviour data analysis, 3D printing and basic electronics.

More about the laboratory and our previous work can be found at https://badenlab.org.  Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Tom Baden (t.baden@sussex.ac.uk).

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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